CVM Regenerative Medicine Team Honored by Gamma Sigma Delta

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​Pictured above from left to right, Tim Cross, chancellor of UTIA; Madhu Dhar, DVM and research associate professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; David Anderson, DVM and professor and head, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; and Jim Thompson, DVM and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Photo by T. Salvador, courtesy UTIA. Download image​

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recognized some of its top faculty, staff, researchers and extension experts at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon held on the UTIA campus in Knoxville August 17, 2018. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Chancellor Tim Cross hosted the award winners and praised them for their work. “The people we recognized at our ceremony exemplify the Institute of Agriculture’s commitment to our mission of providing real life solutions through teaching, discovery and service on campus – throughout Tennessee and across the world,” Cross says. “Their hard work and dedication inspires all of us to be our best.”  

David Anderson, DVM and professor and head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, and Madhu Dhar, PH.D. and research associate professor in that same department, represented a total of 15 faculty, staff and CVM students who together form the Regenerative Medicine Team. The team was recognized with the Gamma Sigma Delta Team Award. Gamma Sigma Delta is the Honor Society of Agriculture, representing a diverse mixture of agricultural and natural science disciplines. 

The Regenerative Medicine Team was recognized for their work in cell-based therapy, tissue regeneration and biomedical biomaterials science. The team conducts research in the use of stem cells, biomaterials and other forms of regenerative therapy that will translate to the clinical setting in both veterinary and human medicine. The ultimate goal is to develop innovative solutions to complex medical problems such as restoring tissues, organs, and the body to normal form and function quickly and efficiently.  

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. Through teaching, discovery and service.​.



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